The Yesteryear Gallery

Those were the days, my friends…

It’s Howdy Doody Time!

One of my first TV memories is that of a wooden marionette named Howdy Doody. I think that was probably the reason that I begged my folks to buy one … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen

Dorothy Kilgallen was well-known to Americans in the 50’s and early 60’s from her weekly Sunday night appearances on the popular What’s My Line? game show panel. On November 8, … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Horse is a Horse, of Course, of Course…

Mr. Ed was a talking horse. That’s something you don’t see every day. (Except, of course, if you were a fan of the Francis movies in the 50’s, which chronicled the adventures of … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Say the Secret Word and Win $100!

Groucho Marx made a name for himself as the smart-ass brother in a series of wacky movies in the 30’s, in which he starred with his 3 brothers, Harpo, Chico, … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pat Paulsen for President

“If nominated, I will not run – and if elected, I will not serve!” With those stirring words, Pat Paulsen began his noble quest for the presidency of the United … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Houston, the Eagle Has Landed!

There are few events in life that stay with you for the rest of your life – that become a part of you. One such moment occurred when a human … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Odd Life (and Death?) of Andy Kaufman

The guy was one of a kind. One part stand-up comic, two parts performance artist, you either got Andy Kaufman or you didn’t. I remember the first time I saw him, lip … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment